Staying afloat: Increased revenue fueled expanded operations and new player entrances

The Urethane Foam Manufacturing industry has expanded over the five years to 2017. Improving economic conditions have sustained increased demand from important downstream markets, such as construction and automobile production. In addition, downstream demand from residential and nonresidential construction activity is expected to boost sales of urethane products used in insulation, furniture and carpets. Similarly, demand for cars will increase purchases of urethane used in seat cushions and vehicle insulation. Over the five years to 2022, industry revenue is expected to continue rising...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Forecast Growth 17-22

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Downstream demand has driven revenue growth, benefitting operators
  • Households have been able to direct greater disposable income into new furniture purchases
  • Renewed construction activity will increase demand for foam used in insulation and furnishings
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    The location of manufacturing establishments is generally influenced by how close they are to major markets, as well as material and supply industries. Manufacturing establishments also tend to be highly correlated with population density. Urethane Foam Manufacturing industry establishments are primarily concentrated in the Southeast, Great Lakes and West regions of the United States due to their proximity to major manufacturing industries as well as population centers. These three regions combined account for 64.2% of industry establishments.The Southeast region is expected to account for 28.3% of industry establishments. This is the most populous region in the United States. The...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Urethane Foam Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Urethane Foam Manufacturing Industry are

  • Undertaking technical research and development
  • Must comply with required product standards
  • Proximity to key markets
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from furniture and related product manufacturing and Demand from car and automobile manufacturing in the Urethane Foam Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Urethane Foam Manufacturing Industry?

    This industry manufactures plastic foam products (except polystyrene). These products are used to insulate objects or reduce shock in bedding, packaging, seat cushioning, carpet cushioning, car interiors, fluid filtration systems, anti-noise and vibration systems in aircraft, medical devices and several consumer applications such as sponges, mops, paint brushes and cosmetic applicators.

    Industry Products
  • Flexible Foams
  • Semi-rigid Foams
  • Rigid Foams
  • Nonurethane Foams
  • Industry Activities
  • Manufacturing plastic foam products (except polystyrene) for furniture and automotive seat cushions
  • Manufacturing plastic foam products (except polystyrene) for insulating automobiles and buildings
  • Manufacturing plastic foam shipping pads and shaped cushioning (except polystyrene)
  • Manufacturing plastic foam ice chests (coolers) and ice buckets (except polystyrene)
  • Manufacturing carpet and rug, urethane and other foam plastics (except polystyrene)
  • Manufacturing plastic foam products (except polystyrene) to shape, insulate and pad apparel products
  • Manufacturing hydrophilic plastic foams (except polystyrene) for absorptive medical products
  • Manufacturing plastic foam products (except polystyrene) for reducing noise and vibrations in electronic appliances
  • Manufacturing plastic vacuum foam jugs (except polystyrene)
  • Manufacturing other nonfoam plastic products (except polystyrene) such as adhesives and coatings.
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from furniture and related product manufacturing
  • Demand from car and automobile manufacturing
  • Demand from construction
  • Demand from packaging and labeling services
  • Trade-weighted index

  • Current Performance
  • Construction and furniture
  • Automobile production
  • Low import competition
  • Costs and profit
  • Rising participation
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Construction and furniture
  • Transportation and packaging
  • Industry landscape
  • Table: Urethane Foam Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Urethane Foam Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Construction
  • Carpet Mills
  • Major Household Appliance Manufacturing
  • Car & Automobile Manufacturing
  • SUV & Light Truck Manufacturing
  • Automobile Interior Manufacturing
  • Household Furniture Manufacturing
  • Office Furniture Manufacturing
  • Mattress Manufacturing
  • Packaging & Labeling Services

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Chemical Product Manufacturing
  • Chemical Wholesaling
  • Plastic & Resin Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Flexible Foams
  • Semi-rigid Foams
  • Rigid Foams
  • Nonurethane Foams
  • Other
  • Chart: Urethane Foam Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Furniture and furnishing manufacturers
  • Other
  • Automotive and automotive parts manufacturers
  • Building and construction industries
  • Exports
  • Consumers and institutions
  • Packaging manufacturers and suppliers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Urethane Foam Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Urethane Foam Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Urethane Foam Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    The Dow Chemical Company, Huntsman Corporation, FXI,
  • Table: The Dow Chemical Company - financial performance
  • Table: Huntsman Corporation - financial performance
  • Table: FXI - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Urethane Foam Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Urethane Foam Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Demand from furniture manufacturing (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
  • Any compound containing two isocyanate anions or functional groups, especially an organic compound used in the preparation of polyurethane.
  • Polyols
  • Alcohols containing multiple hydroxyl groups that are key chemicals in foam, which helps produce the reaction that causes flexible polyurethane foam to form.
  • Polyurethane Foam
  • A solid or spongy cellular material produced by adding water to polyurethane plastics and is used for thermal insulation, soundproofing and padding.
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